This exotic spice island combines mesmerizing beauty with the outstanding hospitality of its colorful people. Zanzibar is located about 35 kilometers off the coast of Tanzania. It comprises the 1,464 square kilometer main island of Unguja (also known as Zanzibar); the island of Pemba (868 – square kilometers), which is located about 50 kilometers north of Unguja and famed for its deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving; and a number of smaller islands. Zanzibar is truly the jewel of the Indian Ocean.
Kiswahili is the main language and more than 90 percent of the population is Muslim. Visitors are advised to dress modestly in public places. The city of Zanzibar consists of two distinct areas – Stone Town and Ngambo.
Zanzibar is warm almost all the year round with heavy rains from March to May and lesser rains during October and November. February is the hottest month with a maximum average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, while in August the temperature falls to 21 degrees Celsius.
The city of Zanzibar consists of two distinct areas – Stone Town and Ngambo. In Stone Town shadows play with shafts of sunlight. One can catch a glimpse of 19th century decorative balconies or admire the intricacy of a carved door in the sun light.
Zanzibar - Places to Visit